- Lakes Expanding DangerouslyThe BBC reports that the glaciers on Mount Everest are melting so fast that they are causing large lakes. No only do the lakes make it difficult to scale the mountain, but if the ice dams break up it could cause massive flooding. “A decade or so ago, there were individual ponds on the Khumbu […]
- Glacier BreakupA NASA study published in the journal Science found a glacier in Greenland broke apart. “The consequences will be felt for decades to come.” “North Greenland glaciers are changing rapidly,” said lead author Jeremie Mouginot, an assistant researcher in the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine. “The shape and dynamics […]
- Climate Change Health HazardPhysicians For Social Responsibility report: High in the Earth’s atmosphere, naturally occurring ozone is essential to protecting life on Earth from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. However, here on Earth’s surface, ground-level ozone is a harmful pollutant. Source of Ozone: Ground-level ozone is formed when two major classes of air pollutants — nitrogen […]
- Lakes Expanding Dangerously
- Job Openings: The Water Institute of the GulfThe Water Institute of the Gulf is a not-for-profit, independent applied research institute dedicated to providing advanced understanding and technical expertise to support management of coastal, deltaic and water systems, within Louisiana, the Gulf Coast and around the world. Its mission supports the practical application of innovative science and engineering, providing solutions that benefit society. […]
- Latest Mississippi River Delta News: November 30, 2015Tons of recycled oyster shells from New Orleans area restaurants could help protect the coast *features Kim Reyher, CRCL By Amy Wold, The Advocate. November 25, 2015 "Restaurant workers and oil company employees rolled up their sleeves one day last week and shoveled ton after ton of oyster shells into bags as part of the […]
- Countries at COP 21 substantially increase funding for reducing emissions from deforestation & land use
- Job Openings: The Water Institute of the Gulf
- October 2015 National OverviewThe October contiguous U.S. average temperature was 57.4 degrees F, 3.2 degrees F above the 20th century average.The precipitation total was 2.75 inches, 0.59 inches above average.
- October 2015 Global AnalysisThe combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for October was 0.98 degrees C (1.76 degrees F) above the 20th century average of 15.5 degrees C (59.9 degrees F).
- October 2015 Regional AnalysisOctober temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, +1.52 deg C; South America, +1.00 deg C; Europe, +0.56 deg C; Africa, +1.53 deg C; Asia, +0.95 deg C; Oceania, +2.70 deg C.
- October 2015 National Overview
- Operation IceBridge completes twin polar campaignsNASA’s Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice, recently finalized two overlapping campaigns at both of Earth’s poles. Down south, the mission observed a big drop in the height of two glaciers situated in the Antarctic Peninsula, while in the north it collected much needed measurements of the status of land and sea ice […]
- Operation IceBridge completes twin polar campaigns
- Haze Shrouds Eastern ChinaThe haze particles blanketing eastern China harm human health, and they have a cooling effect on the climate.
- Haze Shrouds Eastern China
Tag Archives: wild fires
By admin | Published: November 18, 2011
Photograph of the fires taken from the sky by NASA Fire season in northern Australia usually wraps up by October, but 2011 has been an exceptional year. In mid-November, dry grasses and low humidity combined to create extremely dangerous fire conditions, prompting the Queensland Fire and Rescue service to issue a warning. Because of the […]